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noun [countable] pan pronunciation in British English /pæn/ 
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singularpan
pluralpans
  1. 1
    a round metal container used for cooking, with a handle and usually a lid. A saucepan has tall sides and a frying pan is wider with shorter sides and usually no lid

    Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion over a gentle heat.

    pots and pans:

    There was plenty of space in the kitchen for storing pots and pans.

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    1. b.
      American a metal container used for baking. The British word is tin

      a cake pan

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    See also  bedpan, dustpan

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